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NFF Masquerade: Top 25 Favorite Shorts

As with all previous years of Nightmares Film Festival, this year’s Masquerade virtual edition of the fest showcased tons of short films of all types from all over the world. We’re talking over 130 shorts, all hailing from various different genres and subgenres. There was literally something for everyone.

What follows is a list of my absolute favorite shorts from this year’s jam-packed lineup. I sincerely hope that all of these see some sort of distribution in the future, be it on YouTube or Vimeo or under the banner of outfits like Alter, World of Death, etc. Hell, many deserve to be expanded into full features. Particularly The Relic, whose director J.M. Logan needs to be handed a budget to go off and make a wild and terrifying Lovecraftian horror flick right this instant. I’d also love to see filmmakers Thad Lee, Marcus Svanberg, Francisco Lacerda, and Austin Rourke make features in a similar vein to their shorts, be they expansions of said films or something new, because I am in love with the vibes present in all of them.

Without further adieu, here are my Top 25 Favorite NFF Masquerade Shorts

1. The Relic
2. All That You Love Will Be Carried Away
3. Killing Small Animals
4. Karaoke Night
5. A Strange Calm
6. Stuck
7. The Appointment
8. Hammurabi
9. Truth or Scare
10. Pelican Milkshake
11. Godspeed
12. Backward Creep
13. Pursuit of a Jigsaw
14. The History of Monsters
15. Porcelain
16. The Altruist
17. Coming To Light
18. Landgraves
19. Rodney the Oddney
20. Wellness Check
21. Jenny
22. Fucking Ghosts
23. The Lemoning
24. She Doesn’t Really Like Rabbits
25. Pork Chop

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Did you virtually attend Nightmares Film Festival: Masquerade? What did you see? What are you looking forward to seeing again? By all means, let us know in the comments below or on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram! You can also hit me up directly on Twitter @DanielWBaldwin.

Written by Daniel Baldwin

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